When we were looking for land on which to build our home over 30 years ago, we wanted a lake, a nice creek, or a great view. We found that we couldn’t have all of them, so when we found this piece of land on top of a ridge line in Greenwood with a great view to the south, we jumped on it. When we were sitting on our porch several months ago, we were dismayed that we could no longer see down the hill into the valley due to a huge surge in growth of what we call, “weed trees.” They come up like a rocket and grow no matter what. They’ve particularly enjoyed the wet spring we had and the fairly mild summer.
We were also upset that we had lost our ‘fire break’ that might protect our home in the case of wild-fire.
We hired a man who works in Greenwood, handles several people’s lawns on the weekends, and agreed to take on the project of cutting our weed trees down. We agreed that he would come when he could and would pay him by the hour until the job was done.
He finished today and we’re delighted. This is our view taken while I’m sitting in a chair on the porch.
Here’s another shot from another chair on the porch.
Here’s a pic taken while sitting on the deck.
This one was taken standing in the yard.
And another. You can see that I still need to use the weed whacker to clean up the edges between the ‘civilized’ part of the back yard and the hill, but that won’t be too large a job.
We’re delighted to have our view back, plus we now feel safer that we could protect our home in case of a wild-fire.
Money well spent, indeed! THANK YOU, Shane.